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Doyenne d'Ete

The earliest ripening pear useful for extending the season.

Origin: France, 1600

Pollination: Doyenne d'Ete is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

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Doyenne d'Ete pear trees produced to order

Closing date for custom graft orders: 14 Jul 2025

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce custom-graft trees for you. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

MaidenPyrusVery vigorous £39.00

Custom graft trees would be supplied in December 2026. More details of our custom grafting service here.

History and description of Doyenne d'Ete

Raised by the Capucin Monks at Mons, Belgium c 1700.

Small, bergamotte to oval shaped fruit. Smooth, bright green skin ripening to pale yellow. Brownish red flush and faint stripes. Little russetting. White, smooth, juicy flesh with little flavour.

Small, compact upright tree. Reliable, heavy cropper. It is the earliest pear to ripen and a useful addition to the garden for extending the season. Ripens very quickly once picked.

Characteristics of Doyenne d'Ete pear trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate July
Season of useJuly-Aug
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date14
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyLaxton's Early Market
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